New Year, New Me: 5 Ways to Make 2022 your Moment

January 03, 2022

The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta wishing you a happy New Year! After sucessfully went through the toughest moment in 2021, we have officially begin the new chapter of our lives. Although this year's celebration might not be as lavish as it used to be, we are certain that a lot of us still manage to have a great time. Whether it was an intimate Barbecue party with friends and family or perhaps a movie night with Pizza for one - there is no such thing as 'wrong way' to celebrate this event.

Apart from fun parties that make New Year's Eve special, we all know that the beginning of a new year always comes with great motivation. In some way, people tend to set a positive attitude towards their life because they believe that new year brings new hope, aspiration, dream, love, and so on. For those of you who are looking forward for a new adventure in 2022, this might be the best time for you to start planning out the journey.

On this month's article, we will share some tips on how to make 2022 as your moment. Since changes can be scary and intimidating, we are focusing our tips on simple things rather than complicated ones. From writing new year resolution to pursue new hobbies, these activities will help you to map out the next big thing you're going to achieve this year. We sincerely hope that whatever it is you choose to do in 2022, everything will work out smoothly. Happy reading!

Write your resolution and manifestation


We all know that new year wouldn't feel compelet without a list of resolutions written in a piece of paper or perhaps a notebook. Usually, people will write down their resolutions regarding career, friendship, love life, or even travelling bucket list. This way, not only we can map out our plans for the future, but we can also get a boost of motivation throughout the year. For those of you who wants to add a new twist for 2022 resolution, start adding positive manifestation in your notebook. According to clinical and consulting psychotherapist, Paul Hokemeyer, manifestation enables people to come up with great strategy to achieve their life goals. So, there is no harm in trying!

Learn how to manage your stress well


Jennifer Casarella, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory University, wrote that stress is a normal part of everyone's life. But, this occurence can be harmful when a person is continuously trapped in a stressful environment without having a break. Health problems such as headache, high blood pressure, and heart problems become unavoidable. For some, stress can even contributes to the degradation of their mental health. As a commitment to lead a better life in 2022, learn how to manage your stress accordingly. Ask for a day-off when things get a little intense at work, take some time away from your hectic activities, or seek help from a therapist if needed. This way, you can finally get some things off of your plate.

Spend more time doing the things you passionate about


Life without passion will definitely be as bland as a piece of toast. That is way people will go on such a great length for the things they love most. Though we're still battling Covid-19 pandemic, it doesn't mean that life must be put on hold and dreams have to be put aside. In the spirit of the new year, try to spend more time on doing the things you passionate about. If you're concern about important issues such as climate change or feminism, find ways to make your own contribution. Of course this isn't necessarily mean that you have to join a long march or demonstration - you can start your activism by making a donation to organizations that are concern with this issue. If you're passionate about creative world, finance, economy issues, or even history, try to find a list of activities to support your passion.

Pursue a new hobby


Often times, we treat hobbies as something which doesn't have any significance. When in fact according to Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D., professor of psychology at James Madison University, there are at least six beneficial factors for someone to have a hobby. For instance, she argues that hobby can help us to structure our time. When people have a time for leisure but they don't have a clue of what to do, they tend to turn back to work. This can lead to overwork, stress, and even burn-out - the very combination we've been trying to avoid. With hobby, everything will be a different story. You will be occupied with activities of your choosing and time will be well-spent. Not only that, Kurtz also believes that hobby can make people appear more interesting in front of their peers.

Make more time for yourself


Balancing career and personal life can present its own challenge. After spending almost 9 hours dealing with work or daily chores, we might find it difficult to just sit down and enjoy the rest of the day in peace. If we live in this state continously for a year or two, it will take no time before we experience a major burn-out. A study conducted by Korpela, Kinnunen, Geurts, de Bloom and Sianoja in 2016 found that detaching ourselves from work can increase level of energy and decrease level of stress. So, in 2022 we advise you to take as many time as needed to keep your mental health in check. Staycation, hiking, or perhaps travelling to countries or cities you've always been eager to visit - do whatever it takes to avoid that unfortunate situation.

Whatever positive activities you choose to participate in 2022, we're hoping that everything will work out the way you've always wanted. Stay happy and healthy!